Thursday, July 17, 2014
Mark Kelly and his addled wife cling to relevancy
Gabby Giffords and Mark Kelly started a gun-control group during her recovery, despite the fact that they both enjoyed recreational target and range shooting before she got shot. Kelly figured he could make more money being the aggrieved husband of a injured congresscritter wife than as an astronaut, so he's been dragging his addled wife around the country raising money to advance the liberal gun-control agenda by funding sympathetic electoral races.
Most of the $2.1Million they've raised this year has come from large donation by high-profile celebrities like Jeffery Katzenberg, the Soros family, and Harvey Weinstein. Regular Americans aren't swayed by their sob story.
You know who else isn't swayed by their sob story, democrats running for re-election in red states. They have told Mark Kelly to stay out of their state and keep his money. So who's a gadfly like Kelly going to give his money to? I guess to blue-state, gun-control democrats who can probably get elected without his help.
Surely this'll be the predictable end to Mark Kelly's use of his wife as a speech and fund-raising prop, since once your political usefulness wanes in DC, you don't have much of a future there.